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Harriet Beecher Stowe Quotes

A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.

A woman's health is her capital.

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.

Everyone confesses that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us; but most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.

Friendships are discovered rather than made.

Human nature is above all things lazy.

I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.

I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.

In all ranks of life the human heart yearns for the beautiful; and the beautiful things that God makes are his gift to all alike.

It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.

Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.

Mothers are the most instinctive philosophers.

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

No one is so thoroughly superstitious as the godless man.

One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.

Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm.

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.